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Rhonda R. Hazen

Child custody Attorney at Madison, WI

5.0   5 reviews
  • State Years
    Wisconsin - WI 27 years
    Colorado - CO 31 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State WI
    Acquired 1996
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1992
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Rhonda

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I have been a practicing attorney for more than 20 years and have extensive experience in all aspects of family law matters.  I believe in alternative dispute resolution processes, such as mediation and arbitration, but am well exerienced in litigation. My practice includes a focus on collaborative family law, in which parties commit to resolving their disputes outside of the court system.


I also work with my firm's school law team, assisting school districts address special education, open records, and transgender issues. I also assist school districts and their employees in cases in which parents involve them in family law proceeedings.


I live in Barneveld Wisconsin, with my 4 children, triplets age 15 and a younger son age 11.  I love practicing the martial arts and have a Black Belt in Mixed Martial Arts.

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Posted by Rob | February 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very pleased with the service!
Rhonda has represented me for quit some time in my family court battles. She is honest, detailed, compassionate and worked to minimize costs. I appreciate her and her team for the commitment of representation! Would highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2018
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Rhonda Did a Great Job on my Case!!
I recently ended a long-term marriage and -in so doing- found myself slowly being pulled towards a contested divorce trial. My ex-spouse and I found difficulties in reaching a compromise and she was in no hurry to move the divorce forward. Further, I had little knowledge of the divorce laws, the legal processes of divorce or the court system in general as this was my first exposure to a trial. I was really out of my comfort zone in such matters. I came to Rhonda not only for her AAML certification and extensive divorce experience but, in researching her background further, I found that she had a good record for moving cases forward. Her and her team did an absolutely outstanding job. They moved my case forward -and to its completion- expediently and with a good outcome. Further, they dealt with me with patience, understanding and great communication so that I came to a comfort level as the case progressed. Divorce is clearly difficult and challenging for a number of reasons. I am very grateful that Rhonda was so adept at dealing with the legal aspects of my divorce so that I was able to deal with the other challenges that came with this process.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2016
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Review for Attorney Rhonda Hazen
Attorney Hazen is highly professional, very knowledgeable about divorce law and I feel she always had my best interests at heart. I hired Attorney Hazen to help me during my post-divorce period. Attorney Hazen helped me deal with a custody battle. Sometimes it's difficult to know how knowledgeable an attorney is, unless you see your attorney in action. I had many opportunities to witness Attorney Hazen's knowledge, when she successfully argued my case in front of the judge. I highly recommend Attorney Haze for divorce and custody issues.
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Posted by Tony | December 31, 2015
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A lawyer with a true human touch
Rhonda amazed me from our first meeting, because I could tell she was actually listening and remembering what I was saying...And believe me, it was a quite complicated story. A couple of meetings later, she'd remember well even the smallest details I'd told her. Besides, she showed great knowledge of the current laws and regulations and represented me in a very calm, courteous but firm, and professional attitude in Court. I'm really glad I hired her to represent me in a very complicated case of a minor's placement. Rhonda helped me to reach a decent settlement after I was literally cheated due to an original agreement written abroad and meant to be provisional until my ex wife and I would move to Wisconsin. T.M. Waunakee, WI
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Posted by James | November 4, 2015
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Rhonda Hazen - Child Custody
Rhonda has proven to be an excellent resource for our family. She works hard to get results and maintains a level-headed mindset. She is realistic in her guidance and thorough in her reviews. Family matters are a delicate area and Rhonda handles them with grace. She is sensitive to the emotional and financial tolls going to court can create for a family but also fights for what is fair for the child and family. I highly recommend Rhonda for any individuals seeking a lawyer in the child custody/family law area. Going to court is stressful and can be overwhelming and Rhonda does an excellent job at helping her clients understand the information and options presented to them. I cannot say enough positive things about Rhonda and her quality of work.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 295-305 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Boardman & Clark LLP
  • 1996 - Present
  • Municipal Judge
  • Village of Barneveld
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Holme Roberts & Owen
  • 1992 - 1996
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • 1992 - 1993
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  • University of Colorado School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • University of Southern Colorado
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Staples v Staples
  • The court ordered that the children be returned to Wisconsin


  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Collaborative Family Law Counsil of Wisconsin
  • Regional Committee Chair Dane County
  • 2006 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • Dane County Bar Association
  • N/A


  • Boardman & Clark 15th Annual School Law Seminar
  • Wisconsin School Districts and Family Courts
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Boardman & Clark 15th Annual School Law Seminar
  • Wisconsin School Districts and Family Courts
  • 2015

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Family Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ronda and I were coworkers for seven years at Boardman & Clark LLP, and we served as co-counsel on difficult, litigated divorces. Rhonda is a thoughtful, compassionate attorney with a great sense of humor, which helps tremendously in the sometimes stressful area of family law. She is equally at home in the Collaborative Divorce setting and in the courtroom."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Rhonda as co-counsel on a difficult divorce case and had her as opposing counsel. I find Rhonda to be a consummate professional. She provides cost-effective strategic plans and compassionate advocacy."
Family Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Rhonda is an excellent advocate. I have worked many family cases with her as opposing counsel. She is always highly prepared and effective in court. She also works with her clients to settle disputes when that is in their best interests. Rhonda is highly respected and a strong advocate. I recommend her, without hesitation, for any family law case."
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Madison Child custody Lawyer Rhonda R. Hazen
Rhonda R. Hazen
Child custody Attorney
Madison, WI
Licensed for 31 years